Mesa 17, the next stable release of the open source graphics drivers on Linux has been a bit delayed, due to so much last minute work going on. Looks like Intel Ivy Bridge will get OpenGL 4.0.
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A commit that just landed in Mesa-git allows for 'radv', the open source Vulkan driver for AMD GPUs to use multiple devices.
In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.
Samuel Pitoiset (Valve developer) just put some fresh work into Mesa-git that enables OpenGL 4.3 with nouveau (NVIDIA) for Maxwell and above.
For fans of the awesome itch games website, the client has been updated once again with a number of bug fixes.
Mesa is continuing to progress rapidly, as of today Haswell should now support OpenGL 4.2 ready for the next release of Mesa.
Andres Rodriguez sent in a message to the mesa-dev mailing list announcing 'gputool' for debugging AMD graphics cards on Linux. It's also open source under the GPL, so that's awesome.
It seems some developers got fed-up with some assets of the FPS game Sauerbraten being restricted, so they have forked it into the Inexor project.
Lugaru campaign now fully playable in Overgrowth, Lugaru HD now fully open source including the data
Two interesting bits of news for you! First up, Wolfire Games have updated Overgrowth with another alpha build and the Lugaru campaign is now finished. On top of that, Wolfire has made the data files for Lugaru HD fully open now too.
Divinity: Original Sin is one game that the open source Mesa drivers currently cannot run without hacks, but it looks like the Mesa team has been testing it.
The open source OpenGL implementation Mesa has a new release 13.0.3 which, as the minor version bump indicates, brings a number of bug fixes to RadeonSI and Intel.
The Mesa developers are as usual continuing their effort to get the open source Linux graphic drivers up to scratch. Intel Haswell (gen7) now has support for OpenGL 4.
Voxeliens, a game I haven't seen much on since I wrote about it back in 2012 has officially gone open source a few days ago. It's a retro-style arcade shooter and it's essentially a 3D voxel-based version of Space Invaders.
Rich Geldreich, a former Valve developer, has an interesting blog post about Valve supporting Linux and OpenGL
It's always interesting to read about what happens inside of Valve. Rich Geldreich, who previously worked at Valve has blogged about his experience inside Valve during Valve's push towards Linux.
Dune Legacy is the fantastic open source game engine that allows you to play Dune 2 on modern systems. It has recently had a major update.
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